Dana’s Angels Research Trust Summer Research Internships
The Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) is a non-profit agency founded by W&L alumnus Phil Marella and his wife, Andrea. They offer a summer research opportunity exclusively for W&L basic science majors and students planning to pursue careers in the allied health sciences. DART funds collaborative research efforts directed at understanding the basic pathophysiology of and developing therapeutic interventions for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC), an autosomal-recessive lysosomal storage disease that manifests predominantly as a collection of progressive, degenerative neuropathologies. The labs supported by DART are at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (Manhattan), Albert Einstein School of Medicine (Bronx), Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), and Oxford University. Additional labs at the NIH-CHHD in Bethesda and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine also collaborates closely with the labs supported by DART.